Construction crews will blast rock near Regency Newcastle

October 3, 2012

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Oct. 3, 2012

Workers will begin blasting rock at a development site located at Southeast 81st Place, between 141st Avenue Southeast and Southeast 83rd Street near Regency Newcastle on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5.

Approximate blasting times are at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The blast will only last a second.

Prior to the blast, residents will hear a warning signal from an air horn. There will be a 5-minute warning signal, a 1-minute warning signal and then the blast. After the blast, there will be a final all-clear signal. Read more

Firefighters battle wildfire near The Golf Club at Newcastle

October 3, 2012

NEW — 12:25 a.m. Oct. 3, 2012

Firefighters from Eastside Fire & Rescue and Bellevue and Duvall fire departments responded to a wildfire near The Golf Club at Newcastle at 6 p.m. on Oct. 2.

The fire was spotted by a pilot who relayed the information to an air traffic controller at the Renton Airport, said Lt. Troy Donlin, Bellevue Fire Department spokesman.

Initially, firefighters were not exactly sure where the fire was, but the approximate location of the response was at the corner of 154th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 83rd Court, according to Capt. Todd Dickerboom of the Bellevue Fire Department. Read more